Postcards from Rome: Rome’s Eighth Hill

Michelangelo designed the dome and the Lantern for St. Peter’s — at the time the tallest dome ever built over the largest church ever built. Tickets for the Lantern are 6 € each, and an elevator...

Postcards from Rome: There Are TWO Kinds of Pizza

Pizza-cut-with-scissors and “real” pizza. Pizza-cut-with-scissors — and yes, they do cut it with scissors — is the fast food pizza in Italy. It is pre-made. You tell the guy at the counter how...

Postcards from Rome: Uncorking Rome’s Table Wine

Drink the table wine. It is cheap. It may even be produced by the restaurant itself. Many Roman restaurants are generations-old establishments that have little farms out in the countryside which help to...

36 Hours in San Francisco, California

The stores on Fisherman’s Wharf filled with shot glasses declare, “I left my heart in San Francisco.” Sadly, what many people see in the City by the Bay is little more than the trappings of tour buses...